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A mad journey into the mind of the depraved!

A mad journey into the mind of the depraved!
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

BIGFOOT: THE MYSTERIOUS MONSTER (1976)


 Hosted by Peter Graves, who's probably best known today as the guy from AIRPLANE! and BIOGRAPHY but back in the 70's was mostly known as the guy from MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, this is basically an overlong episode of IN SEARCH OF... I would imagine, much like certain episodes of that show, parts of this this movie where they recreate encounters with various Bigfoot creatures woulda probably freaked me out as a little kid. Watching it today you can't help but notice that all the Bigfeet are just jackasses in rubber masks. Apparently lots of footage used here was taken from a TV-special about elusive monsters and then re-cut for a theatrical run. Because it's so long we also get a bunch of stuff about the Loch Ness Monster and the Abominable Snowman thrown in as a bonus. Overall it's a pretty goofy but fun throwback to a time when this stuff was a hugely popular fad and everyone and their mom loved the idea of Bigfoot running around out there somewhere.
  Looking back at this stuff from the vantage point of living in 2012 where everybody owns a cellphone, if any of this nonsense was even remotely real I'm sure we would have tons of pictures and movies taken of this creature but of course nowadays he's not all that popular so that never happens. I have heard there is some ridiculous TV series running currently where they search every show for our rascally hairy monster and, of course, find nothing but I'm sure it doesn't have anywhere near the camp value of this film.


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